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Methane on Mars: The fall-out January 19, 2009

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I mentioned The Sun’s bizarre and, well, inaccurate coverage of the Mars methane story before. Quite a bit has been said and blogged about the way the media dealt with the story and I just wanted to post some links with people’s thoughts on the matter.

Bad Astronomer gives his opinion, points towards the good and the bad.

Dave Mosher calls for better standards in science reporting over on Discovery Space.

The Spacewriter urges caution.

More as and when I spot it.

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On Sarah Palin September 9, 2008

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The media frenzy over Sarah Palin’s nomination for John McCain’s vice presidency is quite astonishing. Here in Europe too she’s been a big topic of conversation. Although she’s obviously a formidable woman with lots of charisma, good looks, and a brain to boot, I can’t really muster much support for her as a woman or a politician.

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Bad Science » The Medicalisation of Everyday Life September 1, 2008

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I love Ben Goldacre’s bad Science column, and this is why:

Bad Science » The Medicalisation of Everyday Life.

Thank you for this post which points out so many things that are wrong with our society, science and the media. And thank you for hating the Daily Mail as much as I do.